Antiques challenge. The teams have 600 pounds to spend at the antiques fair in Derbyshire. Nick Hall and Anita Manning try to impose order on the contestants.
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You know what they say, small man big car. Today we've got big house!
Big expectations! Big budget!
Let's go big Bargain Hunting!
Hello and welcome to the gorgeous grounds at Kedleston Hall, in Derbyshire.
We're at the Jaguar antiques fair and have decided to spice up
the proceedings by giving each team £600 to spend today.
So with these heightened expectations, let's have a
gander at what's coming up.
Reds - Stephen and his dad Stuart are playing it for laughs.
That sounds good to me.
While mates Alison and Alison resort to bribery.
My only question, madam, is, how do you take it?
There are plenty of surprises at the auction.
I knew it.
-ALL: Hi, Tim.
Now, we don't want any family arguments from you, is that going to happen?
-We'll try not to argue.
-Have you two got a game plan?
Yeah, I think we have, Tim. We are going to go for something quirky.
-Not normal, try and move off the normal.
-Yes, I think so.
-Lovely. Well, you've got £600 so you can be really peculiar,
-because you're used to taking risks, aren't you, Stuart?
-I am, yes, I'm a driving instructor.
Dear, oh dear. What's your favourite pupil - do you like taking the ladies or the gents?
-I have to say it's the ladies that make the better drivers.
Good Lord. There we are, that could be controversial with your dad. He's snorting there.
-So, Stephen, you take a back seat to this, do you?
-I do now.
-I took an early retirement package.
-So what do you collect between you?
Well, I collect stamps, I know it's boring but I have been
collecting them since, British stamps, since the '70s.
-Did you infect the boy with the collecting?
-What got to me was the Star Wars memorabilia.
-Have you got your wand?
-It's a light sabre, Tim.
-So, Stu, what is that the thing you're hanging on to?
-This is Rory.
He is our pub quiz team mascot.
Wherever somebody goes who has something interesting to do,
-he comes along with us.
I'm glad you've got your strategy and I wish you very good luck on our double up day.
Now for the Alisons.
-You're into Girl Power.
-We certainly are.
We are both members of the Girl Guiding Association,
and we run a Rainbow and Brownie pack together in Staffordshire.
-Is that what these fellows here are?
-It certainly is.
-It is 100 years of girl-guiding so it is a very special year for us.
We wanted to come and show that girls are the best.
Girls are the best - I don't have any doubt about that.
I've never had a problem about that.
-And you are a police community support officer?
-I am, yes.
I've been doing that for five years now.
-Are you on the beat, do you walk the streets a lot?
-So anything can happen?
-Anything, no two days are the same.
-You also have a passion for antiques.
My dad got me into that years ago.
He got me going to antique fairs and things.
-I just collected bits along the way and it's grown since then.
-What about you, Allie the red?
-I'm really into it, obviously owls.
-Because I'm a Brown Owl.
-This is a Snowy Owl,
so we collect owls as well.
-You are not obsessed at all?
-Erm, just slightly!
-And I also collect frogs.
-What is special about frogs?
-They are quite pretty.
They're very different and they hop around my garden.
-You don't mind the slimy bit?
-I do try not to touch them.
-I just look at them.
-And run them over with a lawnmower.
Run them over! You've been known to?
Just the once quite recently.
-I only chopped off, one leg!
-He was OK, he looked at me and then he hopped off.
Maybe he was hopping mad!
You would be, if you'd lost your back legs in the mower.
Now, the money moment! Here we go, look!
You know the rules, your experts await and off you go.
Very very good luck.
Yes, you can't beat a fricassee of frogs' legs.
And two of our experts who always have a spring in their step are...
saucy Anita Manning for the Reds.
And man's best friend Nick Hall for the Blues.
OK, guys, today we have 600 smackaroos.
We can think big, spend big and hopefully win big.
And we want to spend as much of it as we can.
What are we looking for? What interests you?
Probably look for some jewellery.
Maybe a bit of glass.
-Let's go for it.
-OK, let's go!
We've also got Rory to help us as well.
The good news for you is that the things from your childhood
aren't old enough yet.
-Look, there's a pal for Rory.
-A distant relative.
That's a nice clean box, guys, have a wee look and tell me what you think.
It is in good condition.
-I like that, the hallmarks give you an idea of a date.
We have a little lion here which tells us it is silver.
We have a Birmingham hallmark there
and we have the initials of CH - for hopefully Charles Horner.
Charles Horner is a very prestigious silversmith.
We associate him most with little enamelled jewellery,
hatpins and these little thimbles.
-Although we have CH here, there are other makers with that mark.
-But it's a lovely clean little box.
-It's lovely. Do you like it?
-Yes, I do.
What do you think?
Yeah, he says go for it.
Quite a hefty price there at 195.
What we might be able to do, if we pick two items,
we might be able to get a good deal.
-Tactics, what do you think? I'll go for that.
It might work, it might not!
The Red Team have got a cunning plan.
But the Blues are having trouble getting started.
It is not a bad thing, it is just not old enough.
He's got his nose put out of joint, I know how he feels.
I think, sadly, he is beyond repair.
Let's look at some diamonds, we have plenty of dosh to spend here.
The thing about diamond rings is that people like classic settings.
They like solitaires and they like this, which is two diamonds in a twist.
I think that is a particularly nice setting.
If we could just ask the trader what is the caratage?
Each diamond is about 0.4, at least 0.4.
At least 0.4?
Yeah. So it is at least 0.8 together.
So we've nearly got a carat of diamonds there. Shall I try it on?
-Try it on.
-Better on you than me.
-Yeah. Let's see.
-What do you think?
Just the job, probably a little bit too expensive for us.
-What sort of price is this?
It's 18 carat white gold.
People like a white gold setting or a platinum setting.
It's 480, it's a lot of money,
but a good - a carat of diamonds, is just about £1,000.
-That is a good point for it.
-You've got a lot of diamond there.
-I'd like to get it cheaper than that.
-I think you should.
-I wonder if we bought both of those, would that...?
We can make you an offer on it? Because these are two good items.
-You're thinking more like 500 for the two or something like that?
-Would you do two for 500?
-I can't do 500, the very lowest I can do is 525.
-Could you do 510?
515, I'd do 515.
That sounds good to me.
BOTH: 400 for the ring and 115 for the box.
Yeah, that sounds good.
-Boys, tell me what you think?
-Yes. I like that.
Do you want to try the ring? Try the ring on!
Looks lovely, Stuart.
-There we are.
-Put it on Rory.
-It fits perfectly!
The boys are roaring into the lead.
What are the girls looking at though?
We saw something unusual and rare, tell me what you think.
-Now, sit yourself on there and just tell me what you think about this bench.
-Sit on it?
-Is it safe to sit on?
-Yeah, of course it is.
-There's no worms or anything?
-There is no worms. Do you like that?
-It is rustic. It's quirky.
-Do you know what it is?
-It's what we call a pig bench. It's used for slaughtering pigs on.
'No, Nick, no! They're animal lovers!'
-This is rustic social history something like this.
You can see the handles you carry it with on either end,
you can see where all the chop marks have been over the years.
-Do you like that?
-Am I winning you over yet?
-I wonder how the other team are getting on?
-Not as well as us.
-Think of it - what they were wanting for the two items was...
And we got them for 515.
That's it, give yourselves a pat on the back.
-Come on, Nick, find something they like.
-This caught my eye.
There is a this fantastic lighting and wonderful Deco
appeal in here, I think this might be worth a good rummage.
-We've got 85 left now.
-I think we need to get something mad.
Let's get something mad!
What about that light up there? It's like Saturn or something.
Come on, girls, focus.
What do you think? do you like that? It's a classic art nouveau shape, it's solid silver.
This is how you verify silver,
you have the lion for English standard hallmarked silver.
You've the little anchor in the corner which tells us it is
made in Birmingham. Yeah, it is Birmingham.
Then the date letter which is important because they reproduce a lot of this Art Nouveau silverware.
But that tells us it was made in the Edwardian era, 1905-08.
-That sort of area.
-This is all original.
-I know but it's faded.
-That doesn't matter.
That just adds to the prestige and antiquity of it, that's not a bad thing.
But a little bit of damage in the corner, but you can forgive that, it is such a beautiful thing.
-Do we know how much it is, have you asked the lady?
-Excuse me, how much is it please?
-The silver frame? 250?
-250? I don't think that's too bad.
-Do you think there's a profit in that?
I would certainly hope so,
I would expect it to make at auction around the 250 mark so...
-Would something around 200 be acceptable?
-I could do two.
-That would be the death?
-I don't think that's a bad buy, do you like it?
-I do like it.
-Do you like it enough to buy it?
I like the fact it is blue.
You're the expert, if you think, we will go with that.
-I'm happy with the price, if you're happy with the object?
-Yes, I like it.
-'Time is ticking away, girls.'
-Are we edging towards a decision?
-It was never going to be easy.
-Yeah, we will have that.
-Will we give this nice lady £200?
-We certainly are.
-thank you very much.
Formula One racing driver.
If it'd been signed by David Coulthard it wouldn't half be worth some money.
The Reds are in pole position but the blues haven't moved an inch.
-Nothing else has captured your eye in here?
-What something on here?
-Do you put tea in it?
-You like this as well.
-It is a fabulous object.
-This is polished pewter of course.
-Look at that.
-That's been hammered, hasn't it?
-Yes, this is proper handicraft.
It's the sort of thing that visually will sell well.
Arts and Crafts, Art Nouveau, we just touched on with the frame, is so in vogue at the minute.
Sometimes you can attribute these designs to specific schools,
guilds, designers, Birmingham is one that springs to mind.
It's a beautiful thing, this isn't silver though. It is pewter.
Solid pewter. Highly polished to give that silver sheen and effect.
-This is a fantastic thing.
-Do you know what that is?
This is actually glazed ceramic.
-That's a piece of pottery under there.
Almost certainly that would be made at the Ruskin factory.
-I think that's beautiful.
-Can I have a...?
Wow! It's really heavy.
-It is surprisingly heavy.
-That is so tactile. How much is it?
I had 220 in mind for it but because you have bought,
I will do you 180. 180.
I don't think that is a bad price at all.
-You like this, don't you?
-Do you think there is some profit in that?
-There should be. It is a super object. I'll be disappointed if there isn't.
-I love it.
And I love it as well. Again, it has got the blue, it has everything.
-There's a colour theme going on, girls. Decision made?
-You've got a deal. Thank you very very much.
At last, the girls are catching up,
but they're not the only ones to find a little gem.
Are you a Satanist? Are you a Goth?
Are you a Christian?
Anglican, Catholic, it doesn't matter what your denomination is,
you're going to fall in love with this object
which I found on a stall. Look at the workmanship.
This is a silver piece that's been pierced in this cruciform form,
complete with hanging pendant so you could suspend it
from a chatelaine or, more likely, a chain around your neck.
It's identical on each side.
If you look down the sides,
it's been engraved with a continuous trail of foliage,
and it's quite weighty.
All in all, it's a beautifully made little box.
Before I open it up, if you said to me,
"What does it look as if it contains?"
I would say, perhaps a relic.
but if I open this thing up,
look what we've got inside.
We've got a little watch.
This is a Swiss watch movement which has been fitted into
the interior of the crucifix.
An exquisite white dial
with Arabic and Roman numerals in perfect condition
and underneath it, on the plate, appropriately engraved
is a scene showing Adam and Eve
either side of the forbidden fruit tree
with a serpent coiled up against it.
You can imagine the thrill that a padre would have
wearing a little cruciform watch case like this,
opening it up and checking whether it's time for Vespers.
On the reverse, the identical reverse,
I'll open that up, you've got a plain plate with two holes.
One hole is for winding the watch movement
and the other is for adjusting the hands.
All in all, this is a perfect little piece.
It has no marks.
There's no indication of the country of origin
but I would guess France or Italy.
No indication of the period
but the period of the watch is around 1840 to 1880.
What's an exquisite little thing like this worth?
Well, it's priced up at £420.
And let's say a prayer for the teams
who've still got one more item to find.
-How much is your Mamod?
-That's what I like to hear!
-Can we've a wee look at it?
-Yes. There's the wagon as well at the side there.
-Stuart, you had one of these.
-I had one of these.
-You had one of those?
-In good condition.
-It was the fuel pellets you had to have.
-Show me how you worked it.
-Did you play with it as a child?
-Yes, I did.
What you used to do
is you pull this out and you put your fuel pellets in there.
Light it, put it back in...
-But that's an old...
-This is an older one than the one I had, isn't it?
You put some water in there and you could pull this down
and it would make sounds and steam and everything.
-So this is bringing back happy memories.
-That's bringing back a lot of happy memories.
-This is an older one than yours.
-Yes, an older one than mine.
-This, the wagon is to go with it.
- All in original boxes. - Brilliant.
What sort of date with this one be?
Around about '50s, going into '60s, yeah.
-It's a boy's toy.
-Definitely a boy's toy.
-Definitely a boy's toy, this is.
-Do you like it?
-You've fallen in love with that.
-I have, yes, I have.
We got 85 and we got to leave you with some so...
-Could you do it for 50?
-It's too far.
-Too far, yes.
-I was going to say £80. I would do it for £80.
-What does that leave me?
-Could you do it for 70 and then she's got 15?
-£75, that's it.
You reckon it would be...
Yeah, I'll just go and buy another diamond ring for a tenner.
I do love your confidence, Anita.
And the blue team have taken their foot off the gas too.
We've still got a fair chunk of our budget left so there's no panic now.
And of course we've always got that fantastic pig table we can go back to.
I've not given up on that yet.
Half an hour, three items, we've spent all our money.
ALL: # We are the champions! #
Now, this is interesting because, again, there's a real theme here.
You've got quite a collection of art nouveau period jewellery here.
All circa 1900 and those great, sort of,
art nouveau flowing lines and motifs.
-There's a pearl drop there.
-Oh, that little pendant.
That's pretty, isn't it?
What sort of money are we looking for on the pendant?
-The art nouveau one?
Well, I've got 85 on it but I'll do it for 60.
That's not a bad price really. How do you feel about that?
Is it possible we could have a look at it please?
-There you go.
-Shall we have a closer...
Let's get one of these little magic gadgets out that tells all.
Just flip it over onto there.
So, what we need to find is some marks to indicate that it's gold.
If you're ever so lucky,
you can sometimes get a little maker's mark on there as well.
Can't see a mark.
Um... Well, I suggest it IS going to be gold.
They're more often nine or 15 carat for this period.
It's not stamped but it's not a major issue really.
This would date to about 1900.
It's right slap bang in the art nouveau period there.
It's very much in line with the other purchases you've made.
-What are the little dots?
-These are seed pearls.
Then you've got a blister pearl at the bottom there.
There's a lovely red stone in there which will either be a garnet or a ruby.
It's difficult to tell in this light but it'll be one or the other.
It'll be a nice gemstone.
How flexible would the price be?
Because you're missing a stamp?
Because we're missing a stamp and it's our last item
and we'll go and have a cup of tea and go home.
Providing you bring one back for me? 10, I'll take another 10 off.
-So £50 and a cup of tea?
-That doesn't sound like a bad deal.
-Can I have a feel?
-Do you think that would make a profit?
That's got to be worth over £50. I'll be shocked if it wasn't.
It's a nice thing.
-What do we think?
-It's a go-er.
-I think we're there, do you?
-We're happy with that?
-We're going to give this lady £50 and a cup of tea?
-My only question, madame, is how do you take it?
-No sugar. Great.
That's it. Time's up.
So, what are the teams taking to auction?
The Reds reckon they've got an open and shut case
with the silver box at £115.
And the diamond ring certainly put a twinkle in Anita's eye at £400.
And it's full steam ahead for the boys' toy tractor.
They are magnificent, aren't they? This is a magnificent team.
How much did you spend overall?
Yes, that's so cool, that £590.
-You've done well, haven't you, Stephen?
-We're very pleased.
We did it in record time, half-an-hour.
-Half-an-hour, I can't believe it. How was it for you, Stu?
It brought back a lot of childhood memories
-with one of the items we've bought, the steam train.
So you spent the £590, which piece will bring the biggest profit do you think?
Well, I'm hoping it's going to be the steam train.
-Do you agree with that?
-No, I think the diamond ring.
-You think the diamond ring, do you?
-Yes, it's nearly a carat.
Yes that is a carrot, isn't it? A carat is a carrot!
And, of course, some of these girls, they do know about diamonds.
They are a girl's best friend.
Anyway, Anita, £590 has gone down the drain,
that means you've only got £10 of leftover lolly.
-Where is that, please?
-I've got it here.
-You've got it there, very good.
You give it to me, I check it out, I give it to her, that's what the union says, right?
We're all in with this together.
Not a lot to spend, Anita, but it's in capable hands. Lovely.
Why don't we check out what the blues bought, eh?
The girls' enamelled frame is pretty,
but not picture perfect.
I think the arts and crafts tea caddy could be really hot stuff.
But will the pendant be the jewel in their crown?
So, what's this then, a tea party or something?
No, this is part of the deal.
-We swung the deal for £50 and a cuppa, wasn't it?
-So you had a good time?
-What's your favourite piece, Al? Alison!
-I think the tea caddy.
-What about you, Alison?
Yeah, that was definitely my favourite.
It's heavy and it's clean and it's sparkly and it's great.
Yes, a bit like Nick, clean and sparkly.
-Nice of you to notice.
-Solid and reliable.
-Well, I wouldn't know about that.
-An antique, yeah(!)
-Very good, how much did you spend all around?
-We spent £430.
I'd like £170 back, please.
-You don't really like passing that over like that, did you?
-No, I didn't.
No, I could tell that.
-The girl guide in you was not guiding your hand towards mine.
-But my hand is inevitably drawn to yours, Nicholas.
-Thank you, Tim.
It's a nice little wodge, isn't it? You got your cup of tea, you've got your money.
-I've got to go and deliver this.
-You better go and do that.
You go and have your cup of tea and warm up.
Meanwhile, we're heading off to Cannon Hall in Barnsley
where I hope it's going to be a little less parky than it is here.
When Barnsley Council bought this place in the 1950s,
it was an empty shell, so they went antiques hunting to fit it out.
And what a brilliant job they've done!
I mean, does this not look like the quintessential Georgian drawing room,
all set out for afternoon tea?
They've done phenomenally well,
principally because they sourced the very best of furniture.
But the furnishings also include delicious paintings,
including a portrait by Constable.
But the piece in this room for me is this little joker,
partly because of its size -
it's the sort of object that would fit very nicely in the back of my car,
it comes in two parts -
and also it would fit into a small flat for modern-day living.
It was made around 1680 to 1700
and the striking feature of this thing
is the timber that's been used in its veneers.
These things are called oysters because the shape of the veneer
that you see there has been cut from the branch of a tree,
making that oyster-type shape.
And because the branch of the tree is not particularly large,
you need a lot of these oysters to completely cover a surface,
which is how you get these intriguing shapes.
The timber that's been used is often referred to as laburnum these days.
But in the old days, it was sometimes called cocus or stick wood.
What we see on the outside today is rather gingery in colour.
But if I open up the cabinet door, you can see the original colour
was incredibly deep and rich and luxurious.
This is the colour scheme
that would have covered the whole of this piece of furniture.
The doors enclose its function,
because all these little drawers would be incredibly useful
for the storage of papers and little personal effects.
Now, a tip for anybody who's looking for a cabinet on a stand like this -
I would suggest you pull out the bottom drawer of the upper part
and if you pull out the draw on the lower part,
compare carefully the timber and dovetails from top to bottom.
Because very often, the top part - the cabinet bit -
is different to the bottom part.
But in this case, they match up perfectly, which is great.
And while we're down here,
you should look at these barley twist turned supports.
They're turned out of a solid lump of laburnum and,
quite frankly, they're in perfect condition.
This piece has been treasured for over 300 years.
The big question today is, of course,
will anybody be treasuring our teams over at the auction?
We've come to Gilding's Saleroom in Market Harborough,
where auctioneer Mark Gilding is in the hot seat.
Now, first up on this special double-up day,
our team have gone with this duo number -
that's the embossed box and the crossover diamond ring.
They've divided the purchase price
and apparently the part apportioned to the silver box is £115.
-Well, that's a bit of a surprise.
-You look nonplussed.
-Do you think that's too much?
-I do. I think that's way too much.
They should have put a bit more on to the ring, in my opinion.
-What do you reckon it'll bring?
-40 to 60.
That's a bit off, isn't it? Then it begs the question,
-how much do you think the crossover ring is going to bring?
-300 to 400.
Ah, that's a bit more hopeful, because the attributed price to that is £400.
-So, 300 to 400 is your estimate on that.
And they're already, potentially, £50 or £60 shy on the silver box.
-This is not looking so happy, is it?
-No, it's not.
Well, it's going to be for them... It's either silver or jewellery buyers, or toy buyers.
This is a magnificent little ensemble, this Mamod thing, isn't it?
-It is. Yeah, I like that.
-I think it's unbelievable - this thing's absolutely unplayed with.
-In its box, plus the trailer.
-Yep, a good set.
-How much, then, Mark?
-50 to 70.
-OK, £75 they paid.
-But it could go a bit more, couldn't it?
-It could do, yes.
Nice with the boxes. We'll have to see what the demand is in the sale.
So if the worst comes to the worst, they've spent 590,
they left Anita with £10 for her bonus buy.
Let's go and have a look at it.
Now, Stephen and Stuart, you spent nearly all the money.
You spent £590,
giving poor Anita just a tenner to spend. So, Anita,
-show us what you spent.
-Well, I spent every penny of the £10.
I bought something very, very silly but I hope you like it.
It's an advertising sign from about the 1910, 1920s,
and what's happening here is that this lady is making
spectacles look elegance itself.
-Elegant and glamorous, yes.
-You can just see the spectacles.
-So an optician would have this on their wall?
So it was £10, and how much do you reckon it'll make?
I have absolutely no idea!
If you say 15, I'll be convinced.
I know. I mean, it's just a bit of fun.
-Hopefully, it will amuse someone...
-I'm sure it will.
-..and they'll pay £50 for it!
-They won't pay 50 but...
-We can't lose a lot of money on it, anyway.
-It might make £20 on a good day.
-I think that's super. I really do.
The fact of the matter is,
you didn't give Anita much of a chance, did you, with the £10? So well done, Anita, for that.
But for the audience at home,
let's find out what the auctioneer thinks about Anita's rimless picture.
So, Mark, does this remind you of anybody? Anita Manning in specs?
When you think of the millions spent on advertising today
by high-street spectacle shops, this fair takes your breath away, doesn't it?
-It does, yes. Not in a good way.
I mean, difficult for you to sell.
Well, I think she did well to find something for £10.
But it really isn't going to make a lot.
-Might make £10.
-If we're lucky.
On a good day. Anyway, that's it for the Reds. Now for the Blues, Alison and Alison.
Their first item is the photo frame,
-which they got really excited about, I have to tell you.
Well, I really do want to like this.
There's a couple of things that just put me off.
Mainly the condition - there's a big crease in the silver over here
and quite a few chips to the enamel. One like this,
in good order, would be £300, £400,
so they would have made a reasonable profit.
-But it really brings me down to 60 to 80.
That's right down, isn't it? 60 to 80. Lordy!
What about the pewter and Ruskin mounted pot?
Yeah, again, I like this,
and I've be been pretty mean with my estimate, I think, on this.
-I've said 60 to 80.
-You're in a rut here, aren't you,
with this 60 to something or other?
-I mean, they paid £180 for that.
OK, fine, you've been a bit mean but that's OK.
Auctioneers sometimes have a modest estimating process
to draw people in.
What do you really, really think this might make?
-I think it might make 200.
-Oh, do you?
Well, there you are, you see.
We're feeling better already. And what about the Edwardian pendant?
Nice quality Edwardian bit of jewellery,
but not particularly in fashion.
-£30 to £40.
-OK, £50 paid so that's not so far off.
The killer here is going to be the enamel photo frame
and by jingo, if you're right, they'll need their bonus buy. Let's go and have a look at it.
To prevent you from having the pleasure of the sudden appearance
of this lump, we blindfolded you, so would you mind, please,
taking off your blindfolds now?
I knew it!
-Now, as you well know, this is a Victorian pig bench.
A wonderful bit of agricultural social history for slaughtering pigs on.
THE ALISONS CHUCKLE
Now, I can see you're bowled over with enthusiasm for this.
Just so pleased to see it again(!)
Why didn't you like it first time round, Alison?
I think because it just looked like a bench, for a start,
and then the history of it.
-What, the blood?
-Yes. And the chopping and the...
-..slicing and the squealing.
-And the squealing!
Do you want to know what I paid for it?
How much did you leave me to spend?
-£170. I was very frugal - I only spent 120 of it.
-Do you think it's going to bring home the bacon?
Well, you don't pick right now, you pick later.
But for the audience at home, let's have a bit of fun now
and find out what the auctioneer thinks about Nick's pig bench.
I'm looking forward to your view on this, Mark, because it's, er,
an unusual object to have about the house, isn't it?
It is, yeah. We don't get to see too many of these in Market Harborough.
Do you see it as a talking point in the front room?
You don't have a coffee table - you have a pig sticking bench instead?
No, I think this is pretty awful, to be honest.
It's a garden bench for someone, I think.
-£30 to £40 is where I end up.
-Do you? I think that's extremely generous of you.
£120 was paid for the pig sticking bench.
Let's just hope the teams don't go with it, eh?
-Anyway, good luck on the rostrum.
-OK, boys, how you feeling? Confident?
-I am confident.
First up is the embossed box, and here it comes.
Embossed with flowers and scrolls. Birmingham, 1904.
£10, £20, £30,
£40, £50 I'm bid.
50 bid. Here with me then at £50. 50 bid.
Five - do I see a 55? 60? £60.
At five, I'll take.
65, 70. £70 I'm bid. At £70.
75 now with the internet and I'm out. At 75, all out in the room?
-It's on the internet.
-With the internet, then the bid £75 and selling.
£75, I'm afraid.
-25, 35. That's minus 40.
So I fancy he was right on that.
But now the other half of the equation of your purchase is this ring.
Here it comes.
And bidding starts here at £180.
180, 190, 200.
£200. Bid at 200.
210. With the internet at £210. 210 I'm bid, £210.
£210. 220. In the room now at 220, at 220.
-This is well worth it.
220. At £220. 220, 230. I'll take 230.
230, still with the internet. You're all out in the room?
240 do I see? £230.
-I will sell to the internet now at £230.
-That was very, very cheap.
-It was, definitely.
-Very, very cheap.
Minus 170 on that. Now...
here comes the wagon.
What are these worth? £100, are they?
£20 I'm bid. For two of these, 20. I'm bid here £20.
At 20. Five, 30, five, 40.
£40 here. At £40, at 40.
£40. 45, new bidding. 45 here, at 45. 50 I'll take.
It's £45. 50 internet. At £50.
At 55. 50 I'm bid. At 55.
60 I'll take, at 55.
55 - fair warning, then. It's in the room at 60. Now at £60. 65.
-65 I'm bid on the internet. It's your turn. 65 in the room.
£65 I'm bid. Can't see you. Internet, then, at 65,
and I WILL sell.
-In the room at £65. 70 - I've got a new bidder.
-£70. At 75?
75, at 75? Still near the door at 75.
£75 - it wiped its face. Now, are you going with the bonus buy or not?
-I think so.
-You're going with the bonus buy?
OK, decision made - we're going with the bonus buy. Here it comes.
-It can't lose much, boys!
-What are we saying for this?
Well, you tell me. £2 I'm bid. £2 I'm bid here.
At £2. At £2 I'm bid. At £5, I'll take. It's here to be sold.
£2 over here. At £2. £5 - a bid of five. Thank you, I got you.
-£5. At five. With the hand at five. Eight I'll take, at £5.
£5 and selling at £5...
Oh, boys, I'm so sorry.
There you have it, then. We're ring fencing the losses at £215.
Could be a winning score!
Could be a winning score, so don't say a thing to the Blues, OK?
BOTH: We won't.
-Do you know how the Reds got on?
-No, not a clue.
First up, then, is the frame, with the turquoise enamel. Here it comes.
50, 60, 70. £80 I'm bid.
80 I'm bid for the frame here, at 80? At 80?
-Telephone. That's encouraging.
-90? £90 bid. At £90, at 90.
90 bid. At £90, at 90. 100. At £100 with the telephone.
£100 I'm bid.
-110 I'll take. 110 now. 110.
-110 against you, sir.
Did you want to bid? No, thank you.
Still with the internet, then, at 110. 120, do I see? Telephone?
You're out. It's 110, with the internet.
All out in the room? £110 and will sell at 110.
Oh, boy! Look at that.
110 is minus 90 smackers, girls.
You're going to have to grip hard here.
Now, here comes your pot.
And bidding starts here at £60.
60 I'm bid here. 70, 80?
90, 100. 110 in the room. 110, I'm bid.
£110 bid. 110, 120, now.
-They've got a phone bid on this, as well.
-150. 150 bid.
At 150, 160 I'll take. It's 150.
170. 180? 190.
-We're off now. We're off now!
I'll take ten if you like - it's £300. 310. Thank you, at 310. 320.
I'll wait again - it's 320.
We're talking £320, here.
£320. Fair warning, then, at 320, and I will sell.
Yes! £320 -
that is a profit of £140.
That's what we like. Less the 90 you had before, right,
means you are plus 50.
-OK, girls. What about the Edwardian pendant?
22, 25, 28, 30.
32. 32? At £32, I'm bid. At 32.
35, 38. 40?
42. 45, 48.
48 - still 48.
You're out at the back. It's £48 here, then. At 48. 50 I'll take.
£48 and selling at 48.
Bad luck - you're minus two on that.
But you are still plus 48 smackers overall. How about that?
-That is a bit of a turn-up, isn't it? Are you feeling good about that, Alison?
-Are you feeling good about that, Alison?
There's two happy Alisons here.
What are you going to do about the Victorian pig bench?
-We're going to leave it. Sorry.
You're not going to go for the pig bench? I'm mortified!
-No pig bench?
-We're not going with the bonus buy.
-But we're going to sell it anyway so let's see what happens.
..is this Victorian pine pig bench.
122. What do we say for this? I'm starting at £10.
£10 I'm bid, then, for the pig bench. At £10?
At 10? You tell me what it's worth. At 10. Here at £10. At 10.
12, I'll take. At £10, I'm bid. £12. 15?
-15? 18, 20...
-You were right to dismiss it.
22? 25? £25.
Close to you, then, at £25. 28, I'll take. It's £25.
And I'm selling now. 25.
That is minus £95, all right?
I mean, nice one, Nick, but you didn't go with it.
That means you have got your profit of £48 to wander off with.
-Just don't say a word to the Reds.
We'll catch up in a minute. Happy Alisons!
Well, there's been some serious punting around today
on our double-up day.
Look at these teams, all looking expectant and confident.
-Have you been chatting to one another, have you?
No? Not at all?
Well, we have got one enormous thumping loss here
and sadly, it is the Reds who have suffered.
-Minus £215 is a fair old score, isn't it?
-It's a good loss!
-It's a good loss!
-It's a wonderful loss!
Inexplicable that that two-stone diamond ring didn't do better.
I'm really sorry for you about that because it torpedoed your opportunity.
-That's all right - we had fun, anyway.
-You had fun -
and that is exactly the right Bargain Hunt attitude.
-But the victors today...
-Just look at these Alisons.
They're going to take home a princely £48. Here you go.
£48 coming up.
They made a profit of £140 on one item, which was really good,
wasn't it? The Birmingham box.
You didn't go for the bonus buy, which was pretty smart, and we've loved having you on the show.
-Thank you very much.
-Have you had a nice time?
-Join us soon for some more bargain hunting, yes?
Subtitles by Red Bee Media Ltd
The teams have 600 pounds to spend at the antiques fair in Derbyshire. Experts Nick Hall and Anita Manning try to impose order on the contestants, which is a struggle - especially when one of their bargains makes four times its auction estimate. And Tim Wonnacott waxes lyrical over an unusual cabinet.